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“Golden Nugget to be discovered” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Custom House

Custom House
Ranked #11 of 137 Restaurants in Barnstaple
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: American, Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Modern twists on British and American comfort food classics, made with locally and responsibly sourced, fresh, seasonal produce. Barnstaple’s Custom House is a locally-owned restaurant specialising in classic British and American comfort food. We take pride in our mouthwatering menu, using only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients in everything from our delicious burgers and steaks to fresh fish and Devon-grown salad and veg. What’s more, our amazing ‘Custom-ised’ menu, with a choice of toppings, sauces, sides, rubs and marinades, means that you can personalise your menu exactly how you want it. We specialise in burgers, and with over 1/2 a million different combos, you’re bound to find your perfect match – if your feeling extra hungry, try the Totem Burger Challenge where a place on the ‘Wall of Fame’ beckons if you can take the eat it all!Matt and the team are waiting to offer you a warm welcome, so come along and kick back at The Custom House, Barnstaple’s newest and most exciting eating experience.
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Golden Nugget to be discovered”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Been twice now, both times had the brisket with sides. Food amazing, options to eat great, staff spot on - cannot really fault the place.

Always busy which is great to see - also the wife tells me the cocktails are delightful.

Well worth a visit for a quick burger or full on meal - strongly recommended!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best burgers around!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

I visited the custom house with a friend after having heard lots of good reviews. It certainly lived up to those. The burgers are amazing, the best burger I've had in the UK by far, the meal was so filling I couldn't manage a desert. The only thing I could suggest is for £10 it would have been nice to have some salad on the plate. The service was friendly and our waitress was very attentive without being annoying. Certainly worth a visit and I am already planning to return with family.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not what I was expecting”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Hmmmm. Really? Very disappointing evening. We went a couple of months ago hoping for a good burger experience but left unimpressed. At the prices charged you would be hoping for at least a decent portion but the starter chicken consisted of three tiny little fillets with what resembled a tartare sauce (weird), poor thin and tasteless nachos which were basically tortilla wraps cut into little triangles and over deep fried. Mains were build your own burger but ended up a shrivelled up thing hiding in an oversized bun. Chips were plentiful but the type that if you don't eat within one minute, go stone cold. No salad to be seen to at least give some colour and a bit more value for money. Not surprisingly we decided against dessert. Oh and waitresses spent most of the time chatting with the barman. So will we come again? Think you can guess the answer to that one

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Nothing bad with our meals but equally nothing that good either.
I've heard how great the place is and it just wasn't. Very very Average.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

I ate here about a week ago and the food was just fab! Its great value for money and the staff are so friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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